Why we're here:
This blog is to highlight the unjust persecution of legitimate non-TV users at the hands of TV Licensing. These people do not require a licence and are entitled to live without the unnecessary stress and inconvenience caused by TV Licensing's correspondence and employees.

If you use equipment to receive live broadcast television programmes then the law requires you to have a licence and we encourage you to buy one.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

BBC Concedes Failures of Trust

The BBC has conceded that its governing body, the BBC Trust, should be scrapped and replaced by an independent regulator.

According to an article in today's Telegraph, the BBC is poised to admit that the Trust is no longer viewed as a "credible and independent" regulator.

The Trust, which is tasked with overseeing editorial standards and value for money, has haplessly lurched from one crisis to another over recent years.

Setting aside sexual abuse scandals for a moment, the BBC has faced particularly swingeing criticism over bumper executive pay-offs, gold-plated pensions and general frivolity in the way it spends public money.

In recent months the Trust has faced increasingly probing questions over the manner in which it has apparently suppressed the release of the much-anticipated Dame Janet Smith Review into historic cases of sexual abuse within the BBC.

Culture Secretary John Whittingdale MP, an outspoken critic of the BBC, is currently considering the future shape of the Corporation when its Royal Charter comes up for renewal on 31st December 2016.

Given the BBC's submissions, it looks increasingly likely that the Trust will be abolished in the new year.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

TV Licence Supported by Fewer than One in Three

Less than one in three British TV viewers support the TV licence fee in its current format.

Those are the findings of survey recently conducted by communications price comparison website, Cable.co.uk.

The website asked 2,000 viewers from across the UK for their opinions on the TV licence, which is used almost exclusively to fund the broadcasting of the BBC.

More than 54% of respondents said that the cost of the TV licence was too much, compared to less than 5% that said they would willingly pay more.

Fewer than one-in-three (32.6%) respondents said that they supported the TV licence fee as it stands, with 47% opposed and 20% unsure.

These latest survey findings come less than a week after the BBC refused to provide the TV Licensing Blog with the results and methodology of every poll it has conducted on the subject of the TV licence fee over the last 3 years.

It is notable that BBC poll findings are always very favourable towards to continuation of the TV licence fee, whereas those published by independent parties often paint a very different picture. 

We reasoned, therefore, that the BBC is probably commissioning far more polls than it actually publishes the results of. Any polls that don't agree with the BBC's pro-TV licence standpoint are filed away and conveniently forgotten about.

Hopefully one of our journalist friends might like to delve a little deeper to get to the truth of the matter.

We are grateful to friends at TV Licence Resistance forums for bringing this story to our attention.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

TV Licensing Bag Lady Comes Calling

Feed the birds, tuppence a bag.
New video footage has emerged of a female TV Licensing goon peddling her immoral wares on the streets of Luton.

The flame-haired goon, employed by TV Licensing contractor Capita Business Services, wears dark purple-framed reading glasses. She was caught on camera visiting a legally-licence-free property in the Bedfordshire town earlier today.

The occupier of the property answered the door with his camera in hand and the female goon went through TV Licensing's now characteristic ritual of reciting the address of the property out loud in a desperate effort to prevent the footage being uploaded to YouTube.

The occupier asked her to repeat the number of the property she thought she was visiting, which clearly spooked her into retreating down the garden path.

The occupier then followed the goon at a safe distance and was able to establish the she was driving a black Ford Ka, registration number KG06 ZLX, which she had parked 50 yards further down the street.

Anyone that doesn't require a TV licence, like the occupier of the property in this instance, has no legal business whatsoever with TV Licensing. By far the safest option, to avoid falling foul of one of TV Licensing's more dishonest record-fudging goons, is to say nothing and close the door.

TV Licensing cannot be trusted.